Prof. Jiang Zehui Met with the Delegation of UBC, Canada
Prof. Jiang Zehui Exchanged Souvenirs with Dr. Marshall of UBC
ICBR and Faculty of Forestry of UBC Co-held an Academic Meeting
UBC Delegation Visited Bamboo and Rattan Showroom
Prof. Jiang Zehui, Vice Chair, Committee of Population, Resources and Environment, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Co-Chair, INBAR’s Board of Trustees, Director General (DG), the International Center for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), met with a delegation headed by Dr. Peter Marshall, Vice Dean of Faculty of Forestry, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada on December 16, 2014. Prof. Jiang briefly reviewed the history of cooperation with Canadian institutes, introduced ICBR’s overview, focused areas of research and typical scientific achievements realized, and recommended signing a cooperation agreement to consolidate the bilateral partnership. Dr. Peter Marshall mentioned that with the existing sound basis for cooperation between the two sides, it was desirable to launch and deepen cooperation in terms of processing and utilization of biomass, eco-culture studies, etc. to achieve complementary advantages. The two sides also discussed issues of sustainability, bamboo culture and personnel exchange mechanisms, and exchanged views on ways to cooperate in the future. The talks would lay solid foundation for the scientific cooperation between the two sides in various fields, such as development and application of sustainable new energy sources, genetic improvement and cultivation of bamboo, rattan and other forest resources, etc.
Before the meeting, ICBR, together with the delegation of Faculty of Forestry, UBC, held an academic meeting, chaired by Research Fellow Liu Shirong, Secretary General of Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee of ICBR. Prof. Yousry A. El-Kassaby, Ph. D. Supervisor and Head of Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry of UBC, gave a presentation entitled “Tree Improvement: Past, Present and Future”, and Research Fellow Gao Jian, Chief Expert of Research Center of Genetic Science and Genetic Industrialization of ICBR, delivered a report named “Bamboo Genetics and Breeding In ICBR”. After the meeting, the delegation headed by Dr. Marshall visited Bamboo and Rattan Showroom, accompanied by Executive Deputy DG Fei Benhua of ICBR, Research Fellow Liu Shirong and delegates from related departments.